Ending Police Violence across the country was the focus of 3 days of action: Oct 22-24 in New York City, featuring families who have lost members due to police violence coming from all over the country to bear witness. Oct 22-SAY THEIR NAMES was a reading of the names in Times Square of those killed … Continue reading No More Stolen Lives
Last Friday, 17 July 2015 was the one year anniversary of the murder of Eric Garner for the crime of selling "loosies", individual cigarettes in front of Bay Beauty Supply on Staten Island. While the coroner declared this a homicide, to date, no one has faced an arrest, in particular Daniel Pantelano, the NYPD Officer … Continue reading Still waiting for Justice for Eric Garner
The Granny Peace Brigade joined maybe 6000 on 28 April 2015 at the Union Square Solidarity Rally and March for Freddie Gray, Jr. (25 years old) who died due to severe injuries while in Baltimore police custody. What did the police say: he did it to himself! A coroner said differently: homicide. And on May … Continue reading Blue Lies Matter just as Black Lives Matter
New York's "finest": We have concerns Tuesday, 14 April 2015 the Grannies had two actions. The first, outside City Hall. NO use of Weaponized Drones or Surveillance Drones in NYC. It was a meeting of the Public Safety Committee, which has before it two New York City code amendments that could result in the use … Continue reading One Day-Two Demos: Control Drones in NYC & Shut It Down
On this chilly 19 Jan 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, the Granny Peace Brigade provided a line of yellow banners and schmattes as we marched amidst a wide range of groups and young and old alike from 110th and Lenox to the United Nations, about 4 miles away. An unexpected challenge: the two … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On the birth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr., Jan 15, we also remembered the killing of Eric Garner by Daniel Pantaleo on 17 July 2014--a sad 6 month commemoration. It was especially sad as there is no sign as yet that justice will be done for Eric Garner, in view of the recent Grand … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Still waiting for Justice for Eric Garner
Monday, January 5, 2015 A group of demonstrators including Bev, Jenny, Joan, Marty, Mercy, Nancy, and Tibby carried signs provided by We Will Not Be Silent. What Do We Want? Justice! Each sign had a slogan on one side and the name of a black person killed by the police or by white terrorists on … Continue reading Black Lives Matter Demo in Grand Central Terminal